I received this book for free from Audiobook Jukebox in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Ice Shear by M. P. Cooley
Length: 9 hours and 1 minute
Genres: Crime, Mystery, Police Procedural
Published by William Morrow Pages: 320
Source: Audiobook Jukebox
Narrator: Marguerite Gavin
As a cop on the night shift in Hopewell Falls, New York, June Lyons drives drunks home and picks up the donuts. A former FBI agent, she ditched the Bureau when her husband died, and now she and her young daughter are back in upstate New York, living with her father, the town’s retired chief of police.
When June discovers a young woman’s body impaled on an ice shear in the frozen Mohawk River, news of the murder spreads fast; the dead girl was the daughter of a powerful local Congresswoman, and her troubled youth kept the gossips busy.
Though June was born and raised in Hopewell Falls, the local police see her as an interloper—resentment that explodes in anger when the FBI arrive and deputize her to work on the murder investigation. But June may not find allies among the Feds. The agent heading the case is someone from her past—someone she isn’t sure she can trust.
As June digs deeper, an already fraught case turns red-hot when it leads to a notorious biker gang and a meth lab hidden in plain sight—and an unmistakable sign that the river murder won’t be the last.
I was really delighted by this debut crime novel from M. P. Cooley. I will be watching out for her next novel!
I liked the MC June because she felt real. She is a single mother who use to work for the FBI but then her husband died. Now she lives in Hopewell Falls with her father and is a local cop. She is trying to be a good mother and do her job well at the same time. It was just a regular night on the job when she finds a young woman dead. Now June is caught up in a huge murder because it was the daughter of a congresswoman. She not only has to deal with the guys on the force but some of the FBI agents she knew from her past as they must work together to solve not just this murder but one more.
It has a great storyline that weaves in the rich, biker gangs among other things and it has a really good pace.
There are lot of secondary characters and sometimes I got a bit confused with them but not to often. I really enjoyed the Crime Scene lady as she cracked me up. Do not mess with her crime scenes!
I am sitting here thinking and well I can’t really come up with anything that I really didn’t like. I mentioned before that the amount of secondary characters was a bit confusing but other than that I can’t think of anything.
This is my first book with the narrator Marguerite Gavin and at first I wasn’t sure about her, but then she grew on me and I ended up liking her. Not all of her voices were great, but they were decent enough that it didn’t pull from the story.
Overall I thought this was a very good crime novel with a lot of twist and turns. I thought at one time I knew who it was then I had to change my mind. I ended up getting it right, right before I found out who the killer was and I like that is a crime novel. I hate figuring it out to early. If your into crime novels then I think you will enjoy this one.